OUCP Summer Academies 2016 Individual page

Children's Defense Fund

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools

Dates:Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 5, 2016
Times:9am – 3pm
Program description:The CDF Freedom Schools program is an educational and cultural program that provides summer options for children where there are none. The program strengthens parent and community involvement in the year-round achievement of children. This summer experience integrates reading, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural, and historical awareness.
Target population:Grades 3-5; Fairmount neighborhood residents only
Program contact:Tia Collier tia.collier@rutgers.edu (973)-353-1023Yvette Beaumont yortiz@rutgers.edu (973)-353-1181
Program partners:OUCP; Rutgers Graduate School – Newark; Newark Public Schools
Participant applications available at:Application for Freedom School 2016APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 27TH, 2016

 

CIMIC Science and Technology Summer Camp

 

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Dates:

Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 8, 2016

Times:

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Program description:

Sponsored by the Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity (CIMIC) in partnership with OUCP, this summer camp program provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to explore science and technology disciplines based on challenging and real-world problem solving. Each summer the program examines a different topic that is designed to introduce students to technology-based problem-solving techniques through hands-on computer laboratory experience, lectures, field visits and group presentations.

Target population:

Students attending junior and high schools (grades 7-12) in the Newark area

Program contact:

Office of University-Community Partnerships

Yvette Beaumont yortiz@rutgers.edu (973)-353-1181

(973) 353-1630 

Program partners:

OUCP; CIMIC

Participant applications available at:

Rutgers Science and Technology Summer Camp Registration Form

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, June 17TH, 2016

http://cimic.rutgers.edu/

 

 



 

NFTE

Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) BizCamp

Dates:

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 19, 2016

 

Times:

8:30 am – 5 pm

Program description:

BizCamp is an intensive two-week camp for students who are interested in entrepreneurship. Students come up with a business idea and then work to complete a business plan. Camp activities include: classroom lessons,field trips, and guest speakers who are entrepreneurs and business professionals. BizCamp participants receive a number of benefits including a textbook and workbook, wholesale trip grants, and the chance to win awards and prize money. At the end of the camp, students present their plans to a panel of judges for a chance to win seed capital.

Target population:

Students ages 14 – 18; interest in entrepreneurship is encouraged

Program contact:

Lindsay Plauchak lindsay.plauchak@nfte.com 212-232-3333;

Yvette Beaumont yortiz@rutgers.edu (973)-353-1181

Office of University-Community Partnerships 

(973) 353-1630 

Program partners:

OUCP; NFTE

Participant applications available at:

Application for BizCamp 2016

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, June 17TH

 

 


 

Dates:

Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 12, 2016

 

Times:

8:30 am – 5 pm

Program description:

RU Ready for Work is a year-round, youth development and college/career readiness demonstration program model that fosters development of skills,knowledge and behaviors that prepare Newark high school students to compete successfully for positions in today’s work-force. During the Summer Program students have an opportunity to put their skills into practice via  internships at nonprofit institutions throughout the city. Students also attend weekly skills development workshops, engage in community service activities, and participate in cultural events.

Target population:

Newark high school students

Program contact:

Sheronia Rogers sheronia.rogers@rutgers.edu

Office of University-Community Partnerships 

(973) 353-1630 

Program partners:

OUCP; City of Newark; Victoria Foundation

Participant applications available at:

2016 Enrollment for the general RU Ready for Work summer program is closed

 

 

 


RU Ready for Public/Healthcare Service Summer Program Track

 

Dates:

Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 12, 2016

Times:

8:30 am – 5 pm

Program description:

RU Ready for Public/Healthcare Service is a special career immersion track of the RU Ready for Work Summer Program that aims to better prepare students for a career in the fields of public service or healthcare services. The six week program immerses students in a curriculum and development process that exposes them to career professionals and mentors while engaging them in work internships, career discovery and career/college readiness, community services and online research. Students are provided with a stipend.

Target population:

Interested candidates must be rising juniors or seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better, attending a Newark high school and be interested in pursuing a career in public or healthcare service.

 

Program contact:

Michael Dillard mdillard@rutgers.edu 973-353-5693

Office of University-Community Partnerships

(973) 353-1630

Program partners:

OUCP; City of Newark; Victoria Foundation;

Participant applications available at:

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE May 6th, 2016

APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 27TH, 2016

 

 




Dates:

Sunday, July 10 – Saturday, July 16, 2016

Times:

All day, residential

Program description:

The Office of University-Community Partnerships partners with the Department of Philosophy to offer the Rutgers Summer Bioethics program that introduces high school students to some of the most important issues in bioethics that confront contemporary society. The Institute has examined ethical issues in nanotechnology, neuroscience, epidemiology, synthetic biology, the human genome project and genetic enhancements. The program gives students an on-campus experience and provides information regarding career opportunities in law, medicine, scientific research, public policy analysis and teaching. There are daily critical thinking and writing workshops to enhance writing and thinking skills.

Target population:

Highly motivated students from high schools in the Greater Newark area are encouraged to apply.

Program contact:

Jeff Buechner buechner@rci.rutgers.edu ;

Yvette Beaumont yortiz@rutgers.edu (973)-353-1181

Shanice Thomas shanice.thomas@rutgers.edu 862-224-0763

Office of University-Community Partnerships

(973) 353-1630

Program partners:

OUCP; Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University-Newark

Participant applications available at:

Application for MERCK BioEthics 2016

APPLICATION DUE JUNE 24TH, 2016

 

 

 


 

 

Dates:

Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 12, 2016

 

Times:

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Program description:

Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) is a unique educational leadership program that takes place in Newark, NJ and New York, NY. SNLP gives participants a chance to meet amazing peers and accomplished leaders like filmmakers, community activists, healthcare professionals, and more. The program also engages participants in exciting courses focused on human rights, creative writing, health, and sociology.  

Target population:

Young women ages 14 – 21

Program contact:

Lorena Estrella lorena@sadienash.org 973-642-0007;

Office of University-Community Partnerships

(973) 353-1630

Program partners:

OUCP; SNLP

Participant applications available at:

http://sadienash.org/online_summer.php

APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 27TH, 2016

 

 


 

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Dates:

Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 15, 2016 @ St. Benedicts HighSchool

Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 19, 2016 @ Prudential Center

 

Times:

9:00AM – 3:00PM

 

Program description:

The mission of Write on Sports is to inspire low-income middle school students to improve their writing skills by tapping into their passion for sports. This program is designed to improve students’ their critical thinking skills, to help them graduate high school, and to prepare them for success in college or a job that requires 

literacy. Highlighted program activities include interviewing special media guests (e.g., sports journalists, athletes, managers, and broadcasters), critically analyzing news stories, blogging, and video editing. Half of each day is devoted to print journalism, the other half if covering broadcast and news media.  On the final day of camp, students will present their work to family and friends.

Target population:

Rising 7th and 8th graders

Program contact:

Shannon Smith shannon@writeonsports.org ;

Bryon Yates bryon@writeonsports.org

Office of University-Community Partnerships 

(973) 353-1630 

Program partners:

OUCP; Write on Sports

Participant applications available at:

 Application for Write On Sports 2016

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 27TH